Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm This talk has been rescheduled for Fall 2020, date TBD.
Room 410, 808 Commonwealth Avenue
Organized in partnership with the departments of English and History of Art & Architecture, as well as the Women and Gender Studies Program, with support from the BU Arts Initiative. Part of the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts.
As a sculptor, performer, and writer, Gordon Hall examines the personal, relational, and political effects of the ways we relate to objects and to each other. Using both abstract forms and re-constructed copies of found objects, the artist asks how we might use such things and how they solicit bodily engagements from us. Ultimately, Hall’s interests lie in the social and political dynamics of these exchanges. The intentional, specific, and enigmatic objects Hall creates are both provocations to performance and allegories for an ethics of relationality. The sculptural objects and the performances that occur with and adjacent to them explore possibilities for an engagement with space, time, and objecthood that seek to model alternative futures.
Hall was born in Boston and lives and works in New York. The artist has performed and exhibited at the Renaissance Society, Chicago; the Wysing Arts Centre, London; Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Sculpture Center, Long Island City; and the List Center for the Visual Arts at MIT in Cambridge.